Destination 5: Akshayapatra, Vizag
Yatris was welcomed by the scorching heat in Vizag on the 6th day, which is the fifth destination of Jagriti Yatra 2015. The tight-packed day started with the visit to Akshayapatra Patra Foundation, the NGO that runs mid day meal programme across India. The story of Akshayapatra inspires anyone, and for the yatris, the visit turned to be enlightening.
Embracing the slogan, ‘No child in India should be deprived of education because of hunger’, Akshayapatra feeds around 1 million school kids every day all over India across the states Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telengana, and Uttar Pradesh.
Eliminating class room hunger, feeding millions of kids by using the modern technology machines, covering 10000 schools per day, the list goes on. The yatris had an amazing opportunity to learn about the role model as well as to visit the kitchens of Akshayapatra and understand the machineries used.
The day had more to its credit as the yatris had an exciting opportunity to visit the Navy Dockyard at Vishakhapatnam post noon. The day ended with another panel discussion on agriculture in which eminent personalities discussed their views.